Gal Gadot

Gal Gadot managed to successfully combine both modeling and acting after being cast in a series of blockbuster movies. Born in Rosh HaAyin, Israel, she was crowned Miss Israel in 2004. Due to conscription, Israeli citizens over the age of 18 are required to spend time in the army. Gadot spent her time split between modeling and the military, drawing international attention when she featured in Maxim's "Women of the Israeli Army" feature in 2007. That same year she made her acting debut on Israeli TV series "Bubot" (2007-08). However it was 2009 where she really made an impact when she was cast as Gisele in the fourth installment of the box-office phenomenon "Fast & Furious." In keeping with her military training, she also performed her own stunts. This was followed by smaller roles in the comedy series "Entourage" (HBO, 2004-2011), "Date Night" (2010) and "Knight and Day" (2010) before returning to the fold for "Fast Five" in 2011. She also found time to front several major advertising campaigns for fashion label Castro, Captain Morgan rum and Jaguar alongside a recurring role on Israeli comedy series "Asfur" (2010-2011). "Fast & Furious 6" (2013) saw Gadot return as Gisele, though it was her final go-round in the series. Dec. 4, 2013 saw the biggest announcement of Gadot's career so far when she was named as the new Wonder Woman, set to appear in "Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice" (2016) before the comic book superstar finally made her headlining debut in the long-delayed "Wonder Woman" (2017), co-starring Chris Pine and directed by Patty Jenkins. The film was a massive critical and box office success, with Gadot's performance singled out by criticas and audiences alike. Gadot next appeared as Wonder Woman in the ensemble film "Justice League" (2017). As that film was released during a massive wave of publicity about sexual misconduct in Hollywood, Gadot made headlines by saying that she would not appear in the scheduled "Wonder Woman 2" unless producer Brett Ratner, whose career had been shadowed by misconduct allegations, was removed from the project.